Good Morning lovelies!
Wine Wednesday we meet again! I feel like this week is flying and thank goodness it is! I’m ready for the weekend and I am super excited for all the Halloween festivities. I hope you all have decided what you are going to dress up as for Halloween! If not check out my last post here or this one here!
Today’s blog post will be a fun rewind to my fun weekend in Dallas! As many of you know I went to Dallas with my boyfriend Ryan, to watch the SMU vs. UH game and sadly we lost. 🙁 But it’s okay I will continue to support the Coogs because A. I love football and B. I am a proud alumna. But let’s get onto the trip!
We left early Saturday morning because we wanted to see the city a bit and get some brunch. We left early because we really wanted to go to a Pumpkin Patch! I try to go to one every year for seasonal sakes and of course pictures! We went to Halls Pumpkin Farm in Grapevine, TX. Usually most pumpkin patches have tons of activities for kids and this one was no different. Like I said I go for seasonal sakes, some pictures, and to pick out a pumpkin.
After we finished at the pumpkin patch we were starving! We knew it was definitely time for some brunch! We stopped at The Cedar Social in Downtown Dallas. The inside was really different and cool! One thing that caught my eye was that there was a fire pit in the middle of the inside of the room. They also had a nice patio area for those who wanted to sit outside. We sat inside and started our order with mimosas (duh!) and they were only $1!!! (SERIOUSLY THE BEST!) Also they don’t skimp out on the champagne so I was already in love and that was before the food. I ordered the ‘Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit’ (no not Whatburger’s version) and Ryan got a ‘Salmon BLT’. I was in love! The food was really good and not pricey. After downing our 5th or so mimosa we knew it was time to head to the hotel.
We stayed at a Wyndham hotel near SMU and after we checked in I got dressed and ready for the game! We went to a nearby bar called ‘Barley House’ for pre-game. It was a really nice bar that had $8 domestic pitchers! (STEAL!) We also got a plate of nachos and watched the Alabama VS A&M game. Around 5 PM we headed to the SMU stadium. After the game we both went back to the hotel and crashed (3 hours of sleep will do that to you).
Woke up very early Sunday (again we passed out at like 10 PM) and got ready to check out and sight see in the city. We started the day at Trinity Groves to take pictures in front of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. It was such a beautiful day and the Trinity Groves area was so nice! I wanted to stop by ‘Cake Bar’ but I had so many other plans for the day I didn’t want to stop then and have dessert (even though looking back I should have gone). We were really hungry though so we stopped at ‘Whisk Crepe Café’. We have ‘Sweet Paris’ back in Houston that we loved so we knew this place wouldn’t disappoint. I got a buckwheat crepe with an egg, chicken, and cheddar cheese. Ryan got the same thing but with two eggs and some sautéed onions. We topped that off with a mimosa. (If it’s available you have to get it right?)
Next we went in the Uptown area of Dallas. We walked around and saw the ‘Eye’ across ‘The Joule’ which was such a nice hotel! Next time I’m in Dallas I will definitely have to stay there! They also had a really cute dog park and some nice buildings in the area. There are many restaurants to choose from if you are hungry.
After we did that we went to State Fair of Texas. We were luckily enough to get there on the last weekend it was going to be open! It was our first time going and we were looking forward to what it would be like. So if you’ve ever been or if you’ve been to the Cotton Bowl then you have an idea of what it looks like. In three words I can describe it as food, rides, crowds. Literally everywhere you turn there are people there! They have some of the most ridiculous fried things you will ever hear of (trust me) and people will wait hours to get their hands on them. Out of the food we tried fried Cannoli bites, Ryan got a bacontilla (which is a bacon taco shell filled with ground meat and topped with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and bacon bites… no jokes here), we got fried frito pie bites with sour cream, cotton candy (of course), and so much more! I mean you have to go to the fair hungry to try all this food! We spent most of our time trying to find crazy foods that we knew we couldn’t try anywhere else but at about 5:45 I had enough of the crowds and lines and was ready to bolt. Of course we took a picture of Big Tex because how can you not?
After the fair we started our journey back down 45 to Houston.
We had such a good time in Dallas! Of course there was more that I wanted to see and do but everything was kind of on a time constraint. I will definitely have to go back and do more when I go back!
I hope you guys enjoyed traveling through my eyes and if you’ve been to Dallas or live in Dallas and can recommend anything please let me know! I’m sure we will be going back sooner than later! 🙂